Monday, July 25, 2016
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
Probable Pitchers: Hector Santiago vs. Ian Kennedy
The Los Angeles Angels head to Kauffman Stadium on Monday to take on the Kansas City Royals. The probable pitchers are Hector Santiago for the Angels and Ian Kennedy for the Royals. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles at +120 and Kansas City at -130. The over/under is 8.5. The Angels have a 42-54-3 over/under mark and a 47-52-0 run line record, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Royals are 50-46-0 against the run line and have a 43-48-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
The Angels head into this game with a 43-54 record, and they are 21-28 on the road. Starting pitcher Hector Santiago has a 8-4 record with an ERA of 4.32 and a WHIP of 1.29. He has 96 strikeouts during his 110.1 innings pitched and he has given up 95 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.91. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have allowed 315 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the pen while they've been struck out 247 times and walked 113 times this year. As a unit, Los Angeles has given up 7.34 base hits per nine innings while striking out 9.47 hitters per nine. They are 4th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.48. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 895 base hits and 417 earned runs. They have allowed 128 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 302 batters and struck out 690. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.66.
As a team, Los Angeles is hitting .244, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .250 average on the road. The Angels have a .397 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .317 which is good for 20th in the league. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.34 hits per contest. Kole Calhoun comes into this game hitting .285 and his on-base percentage is at .367. He has 103 hits this season along with 62 runs scored and 49 runs batted in. He's struck out 70 times and has walked 44 times. Mike Trout is hitting .314 and he has an on-base percentage of .422. He has totaled 109 hits so far while scoring 75 runs and he's driven in 62. He has walked 63 times and has struck out 78 times. The Angels have 872 hits, including 172 doubles and 93 home runs. They've stolen 38 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 20 times. Los Angeles has walked 287 times this season and they've struck out 575 times as a unit. They've left 632 men on base and have a team OPS of .738. They score 4.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 446 runs so far this year.
Kansas City comes into this game with a 31-16 home mark and a 48-48 overall record. With an ERA of 4.28, Ian Kennedy has a 6-8 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 114 strikeouts over the 109.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 96 hits. He has allowed 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.38. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.18 and they have given up 294 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Royals bullpen while being struck out 308 times and walking 111 times this season. As a team, Kansas City has allowed 8.65 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.31 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.27. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 812 base knocks and 401 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 131 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Kansas City as a staff has walked 306 hitters and struck out 780. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.53.
As a team, they are batting .270, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .288 average at home. The Royals hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.25 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .290 and he has an OBP of .336. He has 83 hits this year along with 39 runs scored and 39 RBI. He's struck out 64 times and has walked on 19 occasions. Eric Hosmer is hitting .294 and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 107 hits so far while he's scored 49 runs and drove in 54. He has earned a walk 32 times and has punched out 79 times. The Royals as a unit have 887 base hits, including 169 doubles and 83 homers. They have 55 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 19 times. Kansas City as a team has walked 223 times this year and they have struck out 708 times. They've had 645 men left on base and have an OPS of .725. They score 4.01 runs per game and have totaled 385 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 42-54-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 47-52-0 against the run line so far this season
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 43-48-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Kansas City Royals are 50-46-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
07/20/16 P Nick Tropeano Elbow 15-day DL (7/19)
07/19/16 2B Cliff Pennington Hamstring 60-day DL (6/1)
07/19/16 C Geovany Soto Knee 15-day DL (7/16)
07/09/16 1B C.J. Cron Hand 15-day DL (7/8)
07/06/16 LF Shane Robinson Ankle 15-day DL (7/6)
06/14/16 P Cory Rasmus Groin 60-day DL (6/14)
05/10/16 P Garrett Richards Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
05/02/16 LF Craig Gentry Back 60-day DL (4/26)
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (4/4), out for season
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25), out for season
Kansas City Royals
07/24/16 P Yordano Ventura Ribs "?" for next scheduled start
07/19/16 P Kris Medlen Shoulder 60-day DL (5/11)
06/29/16 CF Lorenzo Cain Hamstring 15-day DL (6/29)
05/26/16 3B Mike Moustakas Knee 60-day DL (5/23); out for season
04/10/16 P Mike Minor Shoulder 60-day DL (3/15)
04/04/16 P Tim Collins Elbow 60-day DL; out for season
03/31/16 P Jason Vargas Elbow 60-day DL (3/15)
Tony's Pick: Take the Royals
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Expert MLB Picks